From its inception in 1856 the Society has been at the forefront of visual art progress. Its members have made a comprehensive impact on the advancement of art in Australia. The influence of our artists on the international environment has been significant, and we are proud of the respect and renown earned by our members now and in the past.
The Artspace Gallery is the Adelaide Festival Centre's gallery exhibition space. Situated above the Drama Centre, the Artspace is being used more and more to host a variety of performances.
The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art has been named in honour of two distinguished American benefactors to Australian culture, whose remarkable bequest provides opportunities for Australian artists to study overseas.
Adelaide College of the Arts is a dynamic training centre for visual arts, housing a first-class gallery, versatile exhibition spaces, fully equipped workshops and modern studios.
The Australian Experimental Art Foundation was established in 1974 by a small group of Adelaide artists and theorists in order to both encourage new approaches to the visual arts and to promote the idea of art as 'radical and only incidentally aesthetic'. Its inaugural Director was Noel Sheridan.
This museum houses some of the objects and specimens an early Director of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Dr Schomburgk, obtained from around the world. It has a particular focus on 'useful' plants, and also features a gallery space.
The Museum originally opened in 1881 and has an ornate, stencilled, wooden ceiling. It was beautifully refurbished in 2009.